Chevy Chase, MD Real Estate
Chevy Chase is just inside the DC line and west of Rock Creek Park. We’re also talking about Barnaby Woods today too, since it’s a small residential pocket northeast of Chevy Chase.
History of Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase is a streetcar suburb – which is pretty much what you would think. It’s a suburb that came about thanks to the streetcar trolley. Nevada Senator Francis Newlands began acquiring land here in the late 1800’s at the height of the Gilded Age. Post-Civil War reconstruction was in full force and the city was growing by leaps and bounds. Newlands formed the Chevy Chase Land Company which was a major homebuilder, building homes along Conn Ave from where it intersects with Florida Ave just north of Dupont Circle, to where Chevy Chase is now.
Did you know – There is usually some DC celebrity spotting in Chevy Chase!
Real Estate in Chevy Chase
There are beautiful single family homes as well as condominiums in the area. Many homes here sell for $1M to $3M. Architectural variety abounds – colonial, tudor, craftsman, farmhouse, bungalow, contemporary, modern.
Food in Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase DC shares a border along Western Avenue with Chevy Chase, Maryland, with easy access to restaurants and retail.
Along Connecticut Avenue there are several great choices. There’s the Parthenon just inside the DC line, which serves amazing Greek food.
Macon Bistro & Larder – well known for its southern cooking – fresh biscuits, gourmet burgers the “larder” side supplies carry out-ready pickles, cookies, and pies.
Blue 44 – American “comfort” food.
Broad Branch Market is a gourmet deli and grocery store.
What Chevy Chase doesn’t have in diverse ethnic food options can be somewhat solved by the parade of food trucks that arrive at lunch time along Wisconsin Avenue.
The Martin’s Additions area of Chevy Chase on the Maryland side is a small shopping area with several options:
La Ferme is a French restaurant and was named “most romantic restaurant” by Bethesda Magazine in 2016. Enjoy the country farmhouse decor, a large fireplace, and live piano music. They also have a covered patio.
Brookeville Market is a small grocery store.
Olympia Café has salads, wraps, and sandwiches.
There is Safeway on Connecticut Avenue and the areas includes a Trader Joe’s, a Whole Foods, Amazon Fresh, and Magruders.
Fun in Chevy Chase
There’s Meadowbrook Local Park, Candy Cane City on Beach Drive and easy access to Rock Creek Trails.
Comet on Connecticut Avenue has music and ping pong!